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Co-opted governors:

Kevin Bennett (Chair of Governors)
I believe education is the key to pupils unlocking their potential and future. I will draw upon my skills and knowledge to support the children and staff working at Whitemoor Academy. 
Area of responsibility: Leadership and management
Appointed on: 01/11/2019
Term of office ends: 31/10/2023
Nicola Darlington
Originally from Tamworth, Staffordshire, I have lived in Basford for 20 years.. My children, now both in their teens, attended Whitemoor Academy.  I work part-time at the University of Nottingham as a librarian.  I also help run the parent and toddler group, community café and children’s club at Basford Road Baptist Church.
Area of responsibility: Achievement of Pupils and member of the Resources Committee
Appointed on: 13/12/2018
Term of office ends: 12/12/2022
Employment: University of Nottingham Librarian (collections), supporting libraries in Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences and Science 


Ashley Hurford
Since my return to Nottingham 4 years ago, having previously attending University in the city, I have
established permanent roots with my family in Nottingham. We love the location, and all that the
surrounding area offers and wanted to give back to the community. Being a school governor is an exciting opportunity. As a mother I feel I could offer a school my knowledge and experience both as a parent and as a health care professional. Throughout the challenging time of Covid-19, I have experienced first-hand the struggles faced as a parent and as a professional. I feel that that has influenced my decision to support an
exciting and challenging opportunity.
I have a wealth of experience to offer as I have seen first-hand, as a children's nurse,
how by engaging with schools you can support the dedicated staff and ensure a child has an
education that is uniquely appropriate for them. I believe that through education families and
support staff can work together to enable all children regardless of ability an inclusive education.
Area of responsibility: TBA
Appointed on: 01/09/2021
Term of office ends: 31/08/2025
Employment: Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing

Parent governors:


Chantelle Miller
I grew up in Nottingham before moving to Manchester to study Sociology and International Development at the Manchester Metropolitan University. I graduated and pursued a career in banking before moving back to Nottingham to start a family.
I left the banking industry and began a career in housing 12 years ago. I currently work for a housing association in Nottingham where I lead & manage a team of multi-disciplinary staff.
My youngest child currently attends Whitemoor Academy. I am proud to be able to work with such a fantastic team in order to ensure that the school strives for excellence, and continues to provide a quality education, within a culture that empowers and challenges each child to ‘Dare to be different’.
It is important that every child has access to quality education and enrichment opportunities irrespective of their class, gender, ethnicity or financial status and I am passionate about ensuring that every effort is made to keep children in mainstream education so that they have the best possible start in life.
Area of responsibility: Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching and Child Protection (Safeguarding)          
Appointed on: 09/11/2017
Term of office ends: 08/11/2021
Staff governors:
Laura Di Martino
Area of responsibility: Leadership and Management
Appointed on: 01/09/2018
Term of office ends: N/A
Employment: Headteacher


Claire Calladine
I have worked at Whitemoor for over 12 years as a teaching assistant and more recently as a HLTA.  I joined the governing body in 2017. I have worked in the world of childcare for my entire career as a nanny, childminder and mother to two children before embarking on a career as a teaching assistant after both my daughters had started school.
I am passionate about every child having the access to a good education, no matter what their background or circumstances, which will arm them with skills to give them an equal opportunity to embark on whatever career they wish to in the future. I feel that our job as a school is to expose children to as many rich experiences and memories that will last them a lifetime.
Area of responsibility: Early Years Provision and Training and Development of the Local Governing Body
Appointed on: 09/11/2017
Term of office ends: 08/11/2021
Employment: Higher Level Teaching Assistant



Rob Lord
I was born and raised in Nottingham and also trained at Nottingham Trent University doing a Primary Education degree. I have worked at Whitemoor Academy since my NQT year and have taken on a variety of roles during my time here. I am now the Deputy Head and oversee the Take Care Team which is responsible for the pastoral side to education.
My goal is for every child to feel happy, safe and supported throughout their time at this school. I also value the importance of a good education with lots of opportunities that will prepare our future generations to succeed in whatever they choose to do.
Area of responsibility: Leadership and Management
Appointed on: 09/11/2017
Term of office ends: 08/11/2021
Employment: Deputy Headteacher

Retired governors:

Emma Owen
Appointed on: 09/11/2017
Term of office ends: 31/08/2021

Employment: Teaching assistant